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Štefan Margita

Štefan Margita

Guest of the Opera

Biography

Štefan Margita is a regular guest of the National Theatre in Prague, where he made his debut in 1984 as Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Vašek in Smetana's The Bartered Bride.

At the National Theatre, he has performed in such roles as Don Antonio (Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery), Tamino (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Orestes (Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride), Ferrando (Mozart: Così fan tutte), Nemorino (Donizetti: L’elisir d’ amore), Manolios (Martinů: The Greek Passion), Laca (Janáček: Jenůfa), Don Ottavio (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Luka Kuzmich (Janáček: From the House of the Dead) and Captain Vere (Britten: Billy Budd). He started his international career in 1986 as Kudrjáš in Janáček's Káťa Kabanová at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Since then, he has performed regularly at opera houses around the world, including at La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New York's Metropolitan Opera, the Paris National Opera, and in San Francisco, Chicago, Turin, Madrid, Tokyo, Brussels, Lyon, Naples and Dallas. His roles in Janáček's operas Káťa Kabanová, From the House of the Dead (Luka Kuzmich) and Fate (Živný), Tambourmajor in Berg's Woyzeck, Loge in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Shuisky in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov have brought him worldwide critical acclaim. In 2015, at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, he appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic as Valzacchi in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. In 2019, he sang Friedrich Wilhelm in Hans Werner Henze's opera Der Prinz von Homburg for the first time at the Stuttgart State Opera. In 2020, he made his debut in the role of Aegisth in Strauss's Elektra in Valencia.

In recent years, his discography includes mainly supra-genre albums such as Melancholy and X MAS, for which he received the Platinum and Gold Supraphon discs, and recordings of chansons Map of Love, Finally Together and On the Right Track.

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